The 3rd World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” convened on August 27 to 31, 2015, in Seoul, Korea. The World Summit was co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee, established to award individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions toward a sustainable and lasting peace based on the founders’ peace ideology—“living for the sake of others.”

The conference, spanning over eight sessions, touched on a number of issues that are of critical importance in relation to the overall theme: “Peace, Security and Human Development.” The presentations and discussions brought out the participants’ reflections based on their own experience in their nation and region, along with possible action steps.

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[All presentations are in English, unless otherwise noted.]

August 27-31

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

7:30PM - Opening Banquet

Emcee: Mr. Ricardo de Sena, Secretary General, UPF USA

Welcome Remarks:

Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, Universal Peace Federation [video]

Rev. Jun Seuk An, Vice President, FFWPU International

Video Presentation

Speakers:

H.E. Yoshinori Ohno, Former Minister of Defense, Japan

Hon. Georgina De Venecia, Congresswoman, Philippines

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

10:00AM - Opening Plenary and the Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony

[Sunhak Peace Prize 2015 Introduction Video]
[Full Video of Award Ceremony]

Emcee Welcome: Mr. Ricardo de Sena, Secretary General, UPF USA

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, Universal Peace Federation [video]

Congratulatory Addresses:

Hon. Chung Ui Hwa, Chair, National Assembly, Korea

Hon. Dr. Jusuf Khalla, Vice President, Indonesia

Award Ceremony: Video Presentation on Achievements

 

Presentation of the Award by the Founder, Acceptance Ceremony and Speeches:

H.E. Anote Tong, President, Kiribati 

Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Fisheries Scientist, India 



2:00PM - Session II: World Summit 2015 Keynote Addresses: Perspectives on Peace and Human Development

Keynote Speakers address the general World Summit 2015 theme of “Peace and Human Development” indicating principles, policies and action steps that should be taken to transform our world, building families, communities, nations and a world of peace and mutual prosperity.

Moderator: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF

Keynote Speakers:

Hon. Dan Burton, US House of Representatives (1983-2013), USA [video]

H.E. Leonid Kravchuk, President (1991-1994), Ukraine [video]

Hon. Amarilis Santana, Senator, Dominican Republic [video]

Hon. Jose De Venecia, Chair, Int’l Conference of Asia Political Parties, Philippines [video]

Amb. Christopher Hill, Dean, School of Int’l Studies, University of Denver, USA [video]

Question and Answer Session [video]



3:45PM - Session III: World Summit 2015 Keynote Addresses: Perspectives on Peace and Development

Moderator: Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General, UPF [video]

Keynote Speakers:

Hon. John Doolittle, US House of Representatives (1991-2009), USA [video]

H.E. Luis Federico Franco, President (2012-2013), Paraguay [video]

Hon. Lord Nazir Ahmed, House of Lords, UK [video]

Hon. Alwi Shihab, Special Envoy of the President to the Middle East and to the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, Indonesia [video]

Question and Answer Session [video]





5:30AM - Session IV: Plenary Address by Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates

Moderator: Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Former President of Parliament, Luxembourg

Principal Speaker: H.E. Anote Tong, President, Kiribati [video]

Commentator: Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, Deputy Prime Minister, Tonga [video]

Principal Speaker: Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Fisheries Scientist, India [video]

Commentator: Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Chair, UPF Nepal [video]

Question and Answer Session [video]





SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

9:00AM - Session V: Perspectives on Peace and Human Development: Challenges Facing Europe and the Middle East

This session featured panelists from various nations in Europe and the Middle East who offered their thoughts on issues, challenges and opportunities that impact the nations and peoples of Europe and/or the Middle East. Each panelist recommended principles, policies and action steps needed in order to establish a world of peace, human flourishing and mutual prosperity for all people in Europe and the Middle East.

Moderator: Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF Europe

Speakers:

Dr. Doudou Diène, Former UN Rapporteur on the Middle East, France [video]

Prof. Tihomir Domazet, Croatian Institute of Finance, Croatia

Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Former President of Parliament, Luxembourg

Hon. Hilik Bar, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Israel

H.E. Antonio Miloshoski, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Macedonia [video]

Hon. Todd Tiahrt, US House of Representatives (1995-2011), USA



11:00AM - Session VI: Women, the Family and Peace

This session, coordinated in cooperation with the Women’s Federation for World Peace International, a co-sponsor of World Summit 2015, featured women leaders from various nations who offered their thoughts on the role, responsibility and capacities of women to contribute to peace, human flourishing and mutual prosperity for all people. This panel paid particular attention to the significance of the family as an instrument of peace and global prosperity.

Moderator: Ms. Alexa Ward, Vice President, WFWP

Speakers:

Prof. Yeon Ah Choi Moon, President, WFWP [video]

Dr. Emilia Alfaro de Franco, Senator, Paraguay [video]

Amb. Haruko Hirose, Former Ambassador to Morocco, Japan [video]

Mrs. Judith Karp, Former Deputy Attorney General, Israel [video]

Adi Koila Nailatikau, First Lady, Fiji [video]

Dr. Rima Y.B Salah, UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Peace Operations, USA [video]



2:00PM - Session VII: Perspectives on Peace and Human Development: Asia Pacific

This session featured panelists from various nations who offered their thoughts on issues, challenges and opportunities that impact the nations and peoples of the Asia Pacific Region. Each panelist also recommended principles, policies and action steps needed in order to establish a world of peace, human flourishing and mutual prosperity for all people.

Moderator: Mr. Seiichi Kikuya, Regional Secretary General, UPF Japan

Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Hsiao-hung Chen, Control Yuan, Taiwan [video]

Hon. Gözde Dizdar, Vice President, Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International, Turkey [video]

Amb. Tetsuya Endo, Former Ambassador, Japan-North Korea Relations, Japan

Ms. Sambridhi Gyawali, Corporate Affairs Manager, Republic Media, Nepal

Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, President, Great Falls Solutions International, USA

Dr. Balmiki Prasad Singh, Former Governor of Sikkim, India



4:00PM - Session VIII: Religious Voices for Peace and Development

This session featured religious voices from various nations who offered their thoughts on issues, challenges and opportunities that impact the world at this time, recommending ways in which religions, faith-based organizations, interfaith institutions and individual believers may contribute to the establishment a world of peace, human flourishing and mutual prosperity for all people.

Moderator: Mr. David Fraser Harris, Regional Secretary General, UPF Middle East

Speakers:

Ven. Dr. Bellanwila Wimalaratana, Chancellor, Sri Jayawardenapura University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Mustafa Ceric, former Grand Mufti of Sarajevo, Bosnia [video]

Dr. Marco Frenschkowski, University of Leipzig, Germany [video]

Bishop David Alberto Frol, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Argentina [video]

Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake, Chair, Int’l Shinto Studies Association, Japan

Judge Mohammad Abou Zeid, President, Islamic Sunni Courts, Lebanon



SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

10:00AM - Founder’s Memorial Program

12:30PM - Founder’s Memorial Banquet Program

7:00PM - Closing Banquet